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bio website thingswithpixels.com
location United States
age 30
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Jul 11 at 13:50
I'm a web developer who writes PHP / Zend Framework apps by day and Rails apps by night. I'm also a CSS ninja and javascript dabbler. If I'm not programming a site, I'm probably working on IA charts on UI design. I like to bring order out of chaos.

Sep
15
awarded  Yearling
Sep
15
awarded  Yearling
Aug
10
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
4
comment Working as the sole programmer at a non-tech company
In retrospect, this is a more accurate answer to my situation (but not necessarily all situations). I've since left that job, and am now working with other programmers who are a lot smarter than me. Definitely the right move for my career.
Sep
30
awarded  Good Question
Sep
16
awarded  Yearling
Sep
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Aug
7
comment Why was Rails written in Ruby?
I believe an initial attempt at Basecamp was attempted in PHP, and wasn't working out to DHH's satisfaction. Hence, Rails was coded in Ruby.
Jun
27
answered Is there a good reference manual for ruby/rails?
Jan
21
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
20
comment Do unfamiliar frameworks make you nervous?
Only that he didn't feel comfortable supporting an app written with this technology. I totally respect that they could admit it, instead of charging ahead. It was just disappointing because I got a good vibe from this guy.
Jan
20
asked Do unfamiliar frameworks make you nervous?
Jan
14
comment stackoverflow induced passivity - how to cope?
Totally. The worst coded project is the one that isn't finished or doesn't work. And this is computer programming, not stone carving. You CAN fix the rough spots later (or rewrite it). Although, you'll probably want to pay some attention to your security problems.
Jan
11
answered What programming skills have provided you the best return on investment?
Dec
10
answered What to do about “next piece syndrome”?
Dec
7
comment Use of pirated/cracked software for development
There are some grey area arguments you can make when using unlicensed software as an hobbyist individual or poor college student, but if you're a commercial entity making money from said software, then you have little ground to stand on.
Dec
1
awarded  Commentator
Oct
31
comment When do you get your best ideas?
I'm happy this is getting votes. The shower is the best place for any kind of thinking!
Oct
31
answered Have you ever found yourself using a specific tool in favor of another just because it looks better?
Oct
25
answered Which things instantly ring alarm bells when looking at code?